More than half of Americans, or 58 percent, say repealing the Affordable Care Act is important to health care reform, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Shortly after the Senate voted to pass a budget resolution that would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, the Republican Study Committee introduced an alternative plan to replace it.
Senate Republicans passed a budget resolution on Wednesday that would repeal the Affordable Care Act with 51 votes.
Administrative costs more than doubled after the implementation of Obamacare, according to a report from the American Action Forum.
Evergreen Health Cooperative Inc. of Maryland announced earlier this month that it is withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act exchanges next year, leaving only five co-ops in operation. The co-op will not offer or renew individual health policies in 2017.
There were 4,015,709 Americans who submitted an application and selected a health care plan through Healthcare.gov in the first six weeks of open enrollment, according to the latest figures released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
A bill meant to help those with developmental disabilities would allow the Department of Justice to locate individuals with tracking devices, which has some concerned that the measure gives the federal government too much authority and power.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is working to assure Americans that no one will be worse off while Republicans repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act amid reports that millions of people could lose coverage during the transition period.
Health insurers approve of repealing Obamacare’s individual mandate, the part of the law that forces Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty, among other provisions included in replacement plans put forth by Republicans.